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Ladies Coffee Night-"Thanksgiving Special "

ThanksgivingMainRaindrop Turkish House San Antonio organized Turkish Coffee Night with theme of Thanksgiving on Friday November 8, 2013

At the beginning of program Women Association organized the event and welcome guests.

Firstly attendees watched presentations about Thanksgiving. After presentation we started table talk. Than our guests shared their  “Thanksgiving”.

Later we played a game which was enjoyable for our guests. At the end of game first three winners had special traditional gifts.

During the program we served Turkish Coffee. In addition we ate thanksgiving turkey and special Turkish foods.

At the end of the program our guests left cultural center with smiling faces. (November 27, 2013. San Antonio, TX)

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Coffee Night November - "Hennah Night"

CoffeNightMain“HENNA NIGHT”

Raindrop Turkish House San Antonio organized Turkish Coffee Night with theme of Henna Night on Friday October 4, 2013. At the beginning of program Women Association organized the event and welcomed guests. Traditional dressed ladies served Turkish coffee. Than program host present vision and mission of Raindrop Turkish House and activities offered by center. Then attendees watched presentation about Henna Night and shared information about Henna Night Tradition and its importance in Turkish culture as a port of wedding customs. Afterwards while the bridesmaids were bringing the bride in a special red henna night dress, named ‘Bindalli”.The track was lit by the ladies holding candles and singing traditional  henna night song ”yuksek yuksek tepelere..” 

By tradition women placed the henna on one of the bride’s hands. Before the henna is applied, coins or gold are also placed in her hands. (November 21, 2013. San Antonio, TX)

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Helping Hands-Happy Bellies

MainRaindrop Helping Hands San Antonio visited San Antonio Food Bank, Madison Square Presbyterian Church, The Children's Shelter-SanAntonio and donated  sacrificial meat to these institutions and also distributed to needy people in the neighborhood.

The Turkish American Community in San Antonio donated the sacrificial meat for the purpose of fulfilling the duties of Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bayramı, also called as "Feast of the Sacrifice"). Click here for more information on Eid al-Adha. (November 18, 2013. San Antonio, TX)

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Social Friday November

mainRaindrop Turkish House in San Antonio hosted it's monthly Friday Social Night of November on November, 15 2013. Friday social was another wonderful opportunity to bring families together and shared opinions about the topic of the event which was "Appreciation".

The event's special guest was Mr. Jason Winn from San Antonio Storytellers Association. Guests enjoyed Mr Winn's Moroccan story as well as the stories that Mrs. Vida Olara and Ms. Angela Hartzel told. 

After the storytelling, the dinner was served. The event's special meal was "Orman Kebab" special thanks to lady volunteer's of Raindrop Turkish House San Antonio for the rach menu they prepared. 

At the end of this remarkable time together they spend, all guests and Raindrop volunteers look forward to meeting again. (November 16, 2013. San Antonio, TX)

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First Coffee Night of the Season at Raindrop Turkish House San Antonio

CoffeeNightMainRaindrop Turkish House in San Antonio held this season’s first Coffee Night on Friday, September 6 in 2013. The theme of night was “Baklava” Raindrop Turkish House. Women Association organized the event and welcomed guests.

After tasting Turkish Coffee. Turkish Traditional Dessert “Baklava “was presented to our companies. And also Mexican and American traditional foods was introduced to our guests. Then Mrs.Eroglu showed how to make “baklava” to our participants. During the preparation , our special guest photojournalist and TV personality designer Michelle Newman recorded each steps.

We would like to thank Michelle Newman, all valued guests and organizers for the wonderful event. (September 29, San Antonio, TX)

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